Amy Roy

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Hardship story ignited lawyer Amy Roy's giving spirit

Amy Roy has been honored by the Cranberry Township Noon Rotary Club for co-founding a nonprofit to help those in need.

about 6 hours ago

Samantha Bennett: New words add a little awesomesauce to the language

The dictionary gets a little thicker with Oxford’s imprimatur.

about 6 hours ago

North at a glance: Bus schedule change

Community events and news taking place throughout the North communities.

about 6 hours ago

North scape: Library events and meetings

Events and other happenings throughout the north communities.

about 6 hours ago

Bell Acres businessman's secretary charged with using companies to pay for his personal expenses

Ann E. Harris of Monongahela, served as secretary to Joseph Nocito Sr., the CEO of Nocito Enterprises, Automated Health Services, and other

about 14 hours ago

Attorney: Shaler man killed girlfriend in self-defense

"It was just reactionary. He was scared," attorney Phillip DiLucente said of George Biegenwald, 57.

about 14 hours ago

TRAFFIC: Banksville Road pattern to change but more jams expected

PennDOT will move the merge point down the road to the area of the railroad trestle to try to ease congestion.

about 23 hours ago

Portion of Route 910 in Richland closed through rush-hour due to crash

Police set up a detour after the closure -- between Gibson Road and Meridian Road, according to Northwest Regional police

1 day ago

 Sen. Jane Orie leaves the Allegheny County Courthouse in Downtown Pittsburgh after her conviction in March 2012 on corruption and forgery charges.

Ex-Sen. Jane Orie files petition in federal court seeking new trial

The 208-page habeas corpus petition filed in U.S. District Court claims her case should have been handled by a special prosecutor.

1 day ago

Bishop’s ex-assistant charged with Lutheran synod thefts

Authorities said Mary Housholder was an assistant to Bishop Ralph Jones based in Oil Creek Township in Venango County.

1 day ago

Body of Pennsylvania man reported missing found in pond

Authorities said the body of 38-year-old David Shreve Jr., of Erie, was found in a pond behind a nursing and rehabilitation center.

1 day ago

TRAFFIC: McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge reopens after utility line fire

The span was closed for more than four hours.

1 day ago

 A woman was killed when her car crashed head-on into this truck in Jefferson Monday night.

Woman, 29, killed in head-on crash in Butler County

Police said 29-year-old Karen Lynn Risinger was driving north on Bonniebrook Road when the head-on crash occurred, police said.

2 days ago

TRAFFIC: PennDOT reverses direction of Parkway West closures through Thursday

Several construction projects continue this week, with overnight closures on the Parkway West.

2 days ago

Ex-Cranberry couple charged in bankruptcy fraud, embezzlement cases

Gregory and Maria Makozy were named in separate indictments handed up under seal Aug. 25 in Pittsburgh.

4 days ago

 George Biegenwald

Shaler man charged with killing girlfriend

The suspect is charged with homicide, abuse of a corpse and evidence tampering.

5 days ago

 The parkway closures have started and will continue through 6 a.m. Monday.

TRAFFIC: Parkway West closures continue this weekend, next week

Everything you need to know to dodge the orange barrels.

5 days ago

Venango County man found guilty in fatal North Side stabbing

David Umstead, 31, will be sentenced on Nov. 24 by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Beth A. Lazzara.

6 days ago

 Members of the Pine-Richland High School marching band practice at the school Aug. 19.

For Pittsburgh region band members, high school drills translate into life skills

Each August, high schools hold band camp, which, like sports camps, can be a grueling experience that forms strong bonds among students.

1 week ago

 West View Borough crossing guard Debbie Hall shepherds students across busy Perry Highway to West View Elementary on the first day of school in the North Hills School District. She's been a crossing guard for nine years.

Students in Pittsburgh's north suburbs head back to school

An overview of the coming school year in Pittsburgh northern suburbs.

1 week ago

 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in McCandless to offer 'Taste of Greece'

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will host its annual festival featuring Greek food and music Wednesday through Sept. 6.

1 week ago

North Allegheny school director Schwartzmier resigns

Thomas Schwartzmier has been appointed to Franklin Park council and can’t serve in both positions.

1 week ago

North Allegheny completes most building improvements

The work costs $8.5 million. Some work will continue through the school year but isn’t expected to cause disruption.

1 week ago

Shaler Area will replace Rogers Primary School

The school was damaged by fire in April. Students will continue to be housed in Burchfield school until the new building opens in 2017.

1 week ago

 The closure of the outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel this weekend is part of major traffic restrictions.

Parkway East added to weekend traffic restrictions

Drivers will have to dodge restrictions on several highways and main arteries as construction projects continue.

6 days ago

Notables: North Hills High School

2015 graduate Kyle McHugh and seniors Adam Averell and Nicholas Osmond were honored at the recent FBLA National Leadership Conference.

1 week ago

Vehicle recall leads to dismissal of involuntary manslaughter plea for Penn Hills woman

The vehicle that Lakisha Ward-Green, 25, crashed in 2010 killing a passenger was later recalled for having a faulty ignition switch.

1 week ago

At least one injured in two-car crash in Butler County

Officials said the incident occurred at the intersection of Route 422 and Route 68 around 6:50 a.m.

1 week ago

More than dozen families displaced after Ross apartment fire

The blaze started just before midnight at the Perry Arms apartments in the 7800 block of Perry Highway.

1 week ago

Lane closure planned today and Monday on Route 28

Maintenance work will occur between the Highland Park Bridge exit and Delafield Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

1 week ago

Two people shot in Beaver Falls

One victim was flown to a hospital by helicopter, the dispatcher said. The other was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

1 week ago

Oil tank catches fire near Route 8 in Venango County

The fire was put out by shortly before 10 a.m., but what sparked it was still under investigation.

1 week ago

Smoky fire injures 3 at Ross apartment building

The fire was reported at 3:48 p.m. today in the Towne North Towers at 99 Corbett Court.

1 week ago

Freeport Road ramp to Route 28 to close tonight, Thursday night

A detour will be in effect from 9 each night until 5 a.m. the next day.

1 week ago

North Allegheny approves online ticket sales for high school musical

There will be a fee of $1 or $1.50 per ticket – regardless of whether the ticket is purchased online or at the box office.

1 week ago

 Joe Kallen, CEO of Busy Beaver, acquired the regional hardware chain about two years ago.

Busy Beaver stores announce partnership with True Value

The company hopes the True Value name will help its identity in new markets.

1 week ago

Man confesses: ‘I killed my father. I stabbed him’

Police found a 63-year-old man with multiple stab wounds.

1 week ago

Three killed in head-on crash in Armstrong County

State police are investigating which vehicle was traveling the wrong way and if alcohol was involved in the early morning crash.

1 week ago

Obituary: Vincena Malec / Early advocate, coordinator of homeless services for veterans

After retiring, Ms. Malec opened a business called Guardianship Services and was a fiduciary for incompetent veterans, her son said.

1 week ago

Venango Trails launches state-of-the-art clubhouse

The facility was built by VT Partners, the owners of the development, at a cost of more than $2 million.

1 week ago

 A police officer from Mercer County and his son were killed when the officer lost control of his SUV in Salem and struck a truck Thursday.

Police officer, son killed in Mercer County crash

Officer Jeremiah L. Christner, 41, of Greenville, was a patrolman with the Greenville-West Salem Police Department in Mercer County.

1 week ago

Lawrenceville man killed in crash that may have gone unnoticed for days

Police said 24-year-old Larry Earl Bennett Jr.’s car was not found until last night, along Interstate 79 in Mercer County.

1 week ago

Grove City College four-year campaign raises $95 million

Officials said the just-completed fundraising effort surpassed its initial goal by $5 million.

1 week ago

At least one killed in turnpike crash in Hampton

Investigators have called to the scene of the crash. No further details were available.

1 week ago

 Andrew DuDash, assistant director of the field school at Juniata College, points out areas in the soil during an archaeological dig at Fort Ligonier on Aug. 7.

Digging the dirt: College students unearth history at Fort Ligonier

Summer work of students and interns is critical at public and nonprofit historic sites across southwestern Pennsylvania.

2 weeks ago

 Construction is underway at the former Northway Mall as it is redeveloped into the The Block at Northway in Ross Township.

Northway Mall conversion to The Block Northway is underway

The focus of the work is moving PetSmart and renovating Marshall’s.

2 weeks ago

 Trainer Kelly Grace, in green, and owner Abbey Schram of Moon Township give a gentle push to Primo, Schram's 9-month-old cane corso, during a swimming lesson for dogs at Misty Pines Dog Park in Franklin Park.

Dogs can learn to swim at Misty Pines Dog Park

Dogs of all sizes and all breeds are coaxed and encouraged to swim in the outdoor pond, where trainers join dogs in the water.

2 weeks ago

 Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck, second from right, arrives at the Sussex County Courthouse in Georgetown, Del., for sentencing, today.

Former NFL cheerleader, Western Pa. grad sentenced to probation for rape

Molly Shattuck was sentenced today to two years’ probation after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation home in Delaware.

1 week ago

Shaler Area discusses future of Rogers Primary School

The board must decide whether to renovate the current building or construct a new one. Rogers was damaged by fire in April.

2 weeks ago

Youths help others through mission trips

Through a number of churches and organizations, teens from here go elsewhere and teens from elsewhere come here — all to give of their time.

2 weeks ago